J.Hud Defends 9 Year Engagement to Fiancé: We’re still a family.

J.Hud Defends 9 Year Engagement to Fiancé: We're still a family.

J.Hud & fiance David Otunga

J.Hud Defends Long Engagement

How long is the perfect engagement? Traditionally, an engagement usually lasts a year before tying the knot. However, Jennifer Hudson (aka J.Hud) isn’t a traditional woman. The 35-year-old singer and actress has been engaged to WWE wrestler David Otunga since 2008.

J.Hud Defends 9 Year Engagement to Fiancé: We're still a family.

J.Hud & David with their son David Jr.

The pair also have a seven-year-old son David Daniel Otunga Jr, together. However, J.Hud doesn’t feel the least bit of pressure to say ‘I do’ until she’s ready. She explains,

I feel like everything is about timing, and he ain’t going nowhere. He’s still there.

She does admit that sometimes her son does push them to make it official. But she notes that some times, couples are together for years unmarried, and then split soon after they walk down the aisle. She adds,

Everyone has married us off anyway and we’re still a family but there’s no difference. I’m a believer in you do well and better in what you want to do rather than what you have to do. If you have to be somewhere, you don’t want to do it no more.

How long is TOO long for an engagement? 

Check out a few of our fav flix of J.Hud and David below.

J.Hud Defends 9 Year Engagement to Fiancé: We're still a family.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams